Why is everything made of wool?

Call me a fibre snob, but I absolutely love wool and am always happiest working with and wearing it. Why? Wool is:

-warm and insulating, but breathable
-long-lasting and durable, but ultimately biodegradable
-a natural and renewable resource
-water repellent and fire resistant (not that I recommend you test this)
-a source of income for shepherds and employment for sheep, who all seem to be pretty great, on the whole

Yarns made from acrylic are cheaper, true, but they aren’t nearly as warm, tend to lose their shape, and eventually end up in a landfill.

Just like my mother and grandmother before me, I get most of my wool from MacAusland’s Woollen Mills in Bloomfield, PEI, and Briggs & Little Woollen Mills in Harvey, NB.

I see a style I like, but I don’t want those colours or I need a different size. Help?

Use the contact form to let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

Where do you get the patterns?

I design the pattern for every single item I make. As for the stitch charts, most are traditional and have been used in garment design for decades, if not centuries. I make up the odd stitch chart myself, but it’s hard to beat the classics.

Who makes the items on this site?

I do. I buy the wool, wind it from skeins into balls, write the pattern, knit everything by hand, wash the item, photograph it (a million times because product photography is hard) and post it here. It’s a lot of effort and I wouldn’t dare insult anyone else by expecting them to work so hard for so little pay.

Is it hard to wash wool?

Not at all! See the page Caring for Wool for details.

What are your shipping and returns policies?

Good question! I have a whole page about it here.

Do you take commissions?

It depends on what you have in mind. Use the contact form to get in touch and I’ll reply ASAP.

Do you sell just the patterns?

Not at the moment, no.

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